TOKYO -- Two elderly passengers who had been on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama have died, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Thursday. The pair were a man and woman in their 80s and had been hospitalized.
They both passed away on Thursday morning, the ministry said. The man, who had an underlying illness, disembarked the ship and was hospitalized on Feb. 11 after coming down with a fever. He tested positive for the coronavirus on the next day.